Before you sweatily craft your next Twitter DM to a creator with a big audience, try this instead:
Sign up for their email newsletter, read it, scan it for prompts to reply and then reply to the email. If there's no prompt, just introduce yourself and say why you signed up for their newsletter.
I've found this to be a much better way to connect with creators with a big audience than Twitter DMs for 2 reasons:
They want people to reply to them - they're literally trying to start conversations with their newsletters and connect with their readers 1:1.
People RARELY reply to newsletters so it's ridiculously easy to stand out.
This means the creator is VERY likely to respond to you. Just keep the reply SHORT.
And there's something personal about connecting over email as opposed to Twitter DM. Their Twitter DMs are stuffed with fans reaching out but their email probably isn't (or it's stuffed with non-fan stuff like boring emails and things they're pushing off.)
Disclaimer: some creators don't respond to emails or don't monitor their emails which is unfortunate but don't let that discourage you from replying to other creators' newsletters.
From there, you can create a 1:1 relationship with them and maybe plant a seed for future engagement, collaboration or even a job opportunity (who knows.)
Here are some of the things I've gotten out of replying to creators' newsletters:
-New LinkedIn connection or Twitter follower
-Engagement on my social media posts
-Invite to speak in a Clubhouse room
-Reference to my content in their newsletter
-Offer to like/comment on my first YouTube video
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